Brazil: deforestation grows again in May. High in the year is 34%

Contrary to what the vice president said, devastation grew 12% in the month, 34% in the year and in 2019-2020 will probably be one of the highest ever recorded since the start of the count of Inpe

Far from ICUs and ventilators, indigenous people from the Amazon try to shield themselves from the virus

Analysis shows that the distance between villages inland in the Amazon and the nearest ICU bed can exceed 1000 km. There are no pulmonary ventilators in most Amazonian municipalities.

Sebastião Salgado calls for protection of indigenous people during the pandemic

One of the greatest photographers of today sends a letter to Bolsonaro stating that the Covid-19 epidemic may represent the genocide of several ethnic groups.

New study: Amazon authorities can’t get a grip on mercury trade

A new report dives into the underworld of the mercury trade, as experienced across the Amazon region; in Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname.

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  • Renewed moratorium, reinforced monitoring

    07/13/2010 clip O Eco

    The new term of the agreement that forbids the planting of soy in deforested areas in the Amazon Rainforest will be jointly monitored in partnership with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

  • Mining vs. protection of the biodiversity

    07/02/2010 clip O Eco

    The world’s largest protected area, the Grão-Pará Ecological Station continues to be threatened by the Rio Tinto mining company’s interests in exploiting bauxite in its interior. A Work Group defines by September whether the protected area will be reduced.

  • A down-to-earth attitude

    06/01/2010 clip O Eco

    Paragominas, a township known as one of the main villains of deforesting in the Brazilian Amazon region, shows that the secret to reduce this practice lies in local partnerships. Click to see image galleryClick to see the infographic

  • Forest concessions go forward in Brazil

    05/26/2010 clip O Eco

    A model devised in 2006 allows the bidding of vast public areas for exploitation with forest management. Preliminary results show a reduction of illegal activities on the part of lumber companies in the Amazon.

  • Carajás: the dilemma of a sustainable development

    05/11/2010 clip O Eco

    Ensconced in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s largest outdoor iron mine has not created the expected amount wealth or quality of life. While the trail of destruction continues to grow around it, the company that owns the mining rights contributes towards research of endemic species in the region.

  • Are the days of the Yasuní numbered?

    03/03/2010 clip O Eco

    The Ecuadorian government stirred up a great deal of expectation with the announcement of a financial compensation system in exchange for environmental services. But has presidente Rafael Correa changed his mind?

  • A questionable meal

    03/02/2010 clip O Eco

    There is a platform that intends to integrate systems of traceability in Brazilian red meat, revealing with genetic precision if the meat on the store shelf is a result of environmental crimes.

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